Super Micro Computer, Inc. has released a new line of high-density 3U Serial-attached SCSI (SAS) storage chassis that supports up to 16 hot-swap 3.5-inch SAS/SATA drives.

The SC936 series chassis incorporates high-efficiency redundant power supplies, redundant cooling design, and internal cable management to improve airflow. Supermicro’s single Edge-expander SC936E1 chassis can cascade up to 240 physical devices, while the SC936E2 model with dual Edge-expanders supports redundant data path failover protection.

3U High-Density Storage Chassis

  • SC936A-R900: 16 hot-swap SAS/SATA drives with SES-2 and iPass cables
  • SC936E1-R800: Single Edge-expander, able to cascade up to 240 physical devices
  • SC936E2-R800: Dual Edge-expanders for redundant data path failover protection

The solution is touted to hold up to 224 hot-swap 3.5-inch hard drives per 42U rack, providing up to 224 terabytes of SATA storage — or 89.6 terabytes of SAS storage capacity per rack. Optional DC power supplies is also offered.

You can check out the full press release here.